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Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Applications Open Sept. 8

File online or in person, starting at 9 a.m.

The City of Alameda’s guaranteed income pilot program, Rise Up Alameda, will begin accepting applications for eligible households at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 8. The new program will provide 150 randomly selected low-income households with $1,000 per month for 24 months. The money has no strings attached and selected participants may use the payments in ways that best meet their basic needs.

Alameda Post - a calculator sitting on top of a pile of money. The symbol of Alameda is on a pad of paper, and the words Guaranteed Basic Income are written on it.

Applicants must reside in the City of Alameda, be 18 years of age or older, and have an annual household income at or below 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI):

Income Limit (50% of AMI)

People in HouseholdAllowed Income Level

All applications must be submitted by 9 a.m. on Monday, September 18. Eligible individuals may apply online at the Rise Up Alameda website. Applications are available in multiple languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Arabic, Korean, and Vietnamese. In addition, the City is providing multilingual application support and free computer access—available on a first come, first serve basis—at the Alameda Free Library, Mastick Center, and Alameda Point Collaborative. Information on the hubs is listed below:

Support Hubs

LocationAddressDates/TimesLanguages & Technical Support Available
Alameda Free Library Main Branch1550 Oak Street, AlamedaSundays, Sep. 10 and Sep. 17 1 – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Sep. 12 4 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Sep. 13
2 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, Sep. 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Spanish: every day and time listed
Mastick Senior Center1155 Santa Clara Avenue, AlamedaFriday, Sep. 8, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Sep. 9 and 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday, Sep. 11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, Sep. 14, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Spanish: every day and time listed
Arabic: Thurs, Sept 14, 1-3pm
Alameda Point Collaborative451 Stardust Place, AlamedaFriday, Sep. 8, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday to Friday, Sep. 11 to Sep. 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Spanish: every day and time listed (except Thurs, Sept 14)
Korean: Fri, Sep. 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Vietnamese: Mon, Sep. 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Wed, Sep. 13, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Chinese: Mon, Sep. 11, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Wed, Sep. 13, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tagalog: Wed, Sep. 13, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The application includes questions to determine eligibility and asks applicants to consent to be included in a research study. It also includes an optional confidential survey, which asks applicants about their wellbeing, financial information, and demographic characteristics. In total, the application may take 45 to 60 minutes to complete.

Alameda Post - the Rise Up Alameda graphic on top of photos of locations around Alameda. Rise Up Alameda will provide guaranteed income in its pilot program
Image Rise Up Alameda.

After the application period closes, applicants will be internally screened for eligibility and 150 qualified households will be randomly selected to participate. The City anticipates the first cash payments may be disbursed by the end of 2023.

For more information or if any additional assistance is needed, email [email protected] or call 510-287-8465, extension 118.

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